“Excuse me! Do you know where the bus station is?” Here I was completely lost in a city of 18 million with only one other American girl. As the man in front of me tried to give me directions to the nearest bus station without knowing a single word of English, and I not understanding a single word he was saying, I thought to myself “Welcome to Asia.” I had been sent on a scavenger hunt to familiarize myself with the city, and after being lost for a bit, we were soon on the right track.
So after a 6 hour bus ride, a 4 hour layover, 19 hour plane ride, and another 3 hour bus ride… I have arrived in Asia! Right now we are staying in a hotel as we are apartment hunting and getting to know the city and the different areas that I’ll be meeting people at. The past few days have been a struggle with getting over jet lag, while also trying to set up a daily schedule.
G-town is completely different than anything I had ever expected. I wish I could describe everything to you but I know I would not do it justice. It smells like everything and anything you can imagine, and everything is bright and colorful. There are palm trees, and more cars then I had ever thought possible on one street. And above all else, it is outrageously hot. The other day it was over 100 degrees with a heat index of 110. It is not unusual to sweat from early in the morning to late in the evening; however, the locals don’t seem to notice it as much as I do.
Well, there is much to say and not enough time. I again want to thank all of you who are supporting me and lifting me up in prayer. I believe that God will provide for all of my finances and have me set for the whole time I’m here. You will never know how much it means to know your standing behind me, wanting to see G-town changed.
Riding in a Subway packed tighter than sardines
Eating cow stomach
Being stared at like a celebrity
Using a squatty potty (eek!)
Drinking tea at every meal